Baccha (hoverfly)

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Baccha bequaerti.jpg
Female Baccha bequaerti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Syrphinae
Tribe: Bacchini
Genus: Baccha
Fabricius, 1805
Type species
Syrphus elongatus
Fabricius, 1775
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Baccha is a genus of hoverflies in the subfamily Syrphinae. They are typically moderate sized with wasp-like markings. Their larvae are predatory, often on aphids.[1][2][3]



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  2. ^ Stubbs, Alan E.; Falk, Steven J (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide (2nd ed.). London: British Entomological and Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp. ISBN 1-899935-03-7. 
  3. ^ Van Veen, M.P. (2004). Hoverflies of Northwest Europe, Identification Keys to the Syrphidae (Print). Utrecht: KNNV Publishing. p. 254. ISBN 90-5011-199-8. 
  4. ^ Vockeroth, J. R. (1992). The Flower Flies of the Subfamily Syrphinae of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland (Diptera: Syrphidae). Part 18. The Insects and Arachnids of Canada (PDF). Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Government Pub Centre. pp. 1–456. ISBN 0-660-13830-1. 


  1. ^ Violovitsh, N. A. 1976. Survey on species of genus Baccha Fabricius, 1805 (Diptera, Syrphidae) from the Palaearctic fauna. Nov. mal. vidy Faun. Sibir. 10: 130-154. [In Russian, English summary] [1976.02.20]